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Film Salute to Effects Pioneer Ray Harryhausen Offers 'Sinbad'

July 21, 1999

A three-day film fete celebrating the work of special-effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen kicks off tonight at 7 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills) with screenings of the fully restored 1958 "7th Voyage of Sinbad" and the rarely screened "20 Million Miles to Earth."

Director Nathan Juran and actor Richard Eyer will join Harryhausen on stage for a discussion moderated by Charles Champlin. Tickets are $20.

On Thursday, Harryhausen, Honor Blackman, Terry Moore, Michael Callan, Harry Carey Jr., Juran, Eyer and others will hold a question-and-answer forum at 4 p.m. at the Vista Theater (4473 Sunset Drive, Hollywood), which will be followed by a 7 p.m. screening of the original "Mighty Joe Young" and the 1961 British film "Mysterious Island." In addition, Harryhausen, Blackman and Moore will have their handprints placed in the forecourt of the Vista Theater. Tickets are $15 for the forum and $20 for the screenings.

Harryhausen and Blackman also will attend the Friday 9 a.m. screening of "Jason and the Argonauts" at the Mann's Chinese Theater (6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood). Tickets are $20.

The tribute will conclude with a dinner and awards ceremony on Friday at the Sportsmen's Lodge, Empire Room (12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City). Tickets range from $30 to $100. Information: (818) 890-4492.

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